The Core Breath
With Jessica Dalliday
Learn how to correctly engage and relax your pelvic floor muscles using the core breath.
The core is made up of the CORE 4:
- Transversus Abdominus
- Pelvic Floor
In order for your pelvic floor and core to work correctly, they must work together.
By using the core breath, you are using the natural movement of your diaphragm when breathing to facilitate the movement in your pelvic floor.
As you inhale, your diaphragm lowers and the pelvic floor relaxes. As you exhale, your diaphragm lifts and so does the pelvic floor muscles.
Performing the core breath correctly is important when training the pelvic floor during pregnancy and especially postpartum as it can help improve symptoms like incontinence.